Jermaine Jackson has inked a deal to a pen a memoir about the life of his younger brother, late pop icon Michael Jackson.
On Wednesday, Touchstone Books announced its plans to publish You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes, a book that will cover Michael’s personal troubles and career triumphs when it arrives on booksellers’ shelves this fall. Jermaine, who is facing a myriad of financial problems, promises to trace Michael’s rise to fame from the family’s humble roots in Gary, Indiana through his 2005 molestation trial and the circumstances surrouding his sudden death in June 2009 at the age of 50.
Michael’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is awaiting trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with the “Thriller” star’s death. Prosecutors in Los Angeles accuse Murray of administering lethal levels of anesthesia and sedatives to Michael in an effort to help the eccentric pop star sleep.
“We don’t want Michael’s life — or death — to be an eternal mystery,” Jermaine remarked in a statement announcing the deal this week. “This is the truth as we know it. I have read so much about what people think they know about Michael, but this is about what really happened. I hope to make sense of the occasions when the outside world struggled to understand my brother’s world. Everyone has said it all about Michael and us. They cannot say anything more. Now it is our turn.”
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